My husband bought this mower when we moved into our house. He was very excited to have a yard to take care. He did lots of research and after deciding that he wanted an electric lawn mower, he purchased the Black and Decker 18" Electric Lawnhog Mulching Mower with Flip-Over Handle - MM675. At the time I didn't care what he bought, because I wasn't planning on doing any mowing. Well last summer he hurt his shoulder, and wasn't able to mow for a month or so. So much for not doing any mowing!
When I realized I would have to take over this duty for awhile, I was not a happy camper. My last mowing experience had been in high school when my dad decided that mowing our lawn would be my job. I remembered his old mower that was impossible to start, hard to push, and always made my hands hurt from holding the lever on the handle down so it wouldn't turn off. I was dreading mowing again.
Fortunately, I had a much different mowing experience with our electric mower. First of all it was so easy to start. Once it was plugged in, you just had to squeeze the lever on the handle and it was going- no pulling a string twenty times and listen to the motor sputter and then do nothing! As I started mowing, I found that this mower was very easy to push. Our yard is uphill and I could push it easily enough except for a few spots where the grass was really thick. This mower has a flip over handle, so I never had to turn it around unless I wanted to. I just held down the switch and the handle moved easily to the other side. This made mowing much easier. I will say that learning how to mow with cord is a little tricky. It seemed to always be in the way at first, but I figured out how to work with it and doesn't bother me too much. I'm probably still a little slow, but I don't mind.
This mower is a mulching mower so you don't have to worry about bagging grass. It also has 5 different height adjustments from 1-3-1/2". It really easy to adjust, so if you need to adjust in the middle of mowing it only takes a minute. And since it's electric, you don't need gas or oil and it's better for the environment. You cant' beat that.
The extension cord has to purchased separately. I think ours was $50-$60, but they last unless you run over it with the mower of course. We did have to replace our cord once for that reason, the one hasn't been run over yet. The more you use it the easier it is to avoid the cord and figure out where it needs to be.
My experience with being the one in charge of mowing wasn't bad at all, thanks to this mower. I didn't mind it at all. I've even mowed once this spring just to be nice. If you are looking for a new lawn mower, I highly recommend this one.